break down, crush(verb)
"Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination"
vanquish, decompose, crush, analyze, conk out, beat, fail, snap, suppress, go bad, tumble, break up, trounce, smash, give way, collapse, demolish, beat out, analyse, break, give out, crumble, go, squash, squeeze, crumple, die, dissect, mash, oppress, take apart, lose it, squelch, jam, shell
analyze, analyse, break down, dissect, take apart(verb)
make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features
"analyze a specimen"; "analyze a sentence"; "analyze a chemical compound"
go, examine, conk out, give way, psychoanalyse, discerp, dismantle, psychoanalyze, disassemble, collapse, dismember, crush, dissect, canvass, analyse, break, take apart, study, lose it, snap, crumble, decompose, break up, die, tumble, break apart, canvas, analyze, fail, give out, crumple, go bad
break down, lose it, snap(verb)
lose control of one's emotions
"When she heard that she had not passed the exam, she lost it completely"; "When her baby died, she snapped"
go, conk out, snatch up, click, give way, shoot, tear, bust, collapse, snarl, crush, dissect, analyse, break, take apart, die, lose it, snap, crumble, decompose, crack, break up, give out, tumble, photograph, snatch, analyze, fail, crumple, flick, rupture, go bad
fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break down(verb)
stop operating or functioning
"The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"
peter out, function, crumble, give off, perish, break away, give way, unwrap, hold out, run, endure, lead, give out, hand out, split up, conk out, operate, dampen, travel, collapse, last, go wrong, bomb, transgress, discontinue, founder, weaken, go away, crumple, bump, discover, demote, stop, go, take apart, move, damp, ease up, rifle, separate, decompose, miscarry, split, run low, die out, cash in one's chips, dissect, smash, pause, move over, spoil, pass out, pass away, get out, drop dead, fracture, relegate, bring out, violate, reveal, divulge, part, betray, let on, blend in, run short, get around, get going, locomote, intermit, wear out, expire, lose it, check, break dance, break-dance, live, give-up the ghost, kick the bucket, breach, blend, burst, give, plump, crack, ruin, run down, fit, erupt, emit, better, flush it, belong, tumble, offend, go bad, become flat, survive, crush, get, disclose, break off, snuff it, bust, flunk, become, give away, break up, analyse, live on, interrupt, break out, croak, run out, choke, poop out, pop off, pall, sound, fall in, soften, go against, let out, come apart, neglect, extend, start, depart, kick downstairs, distribute, decease, die, pass, proceed, infract, exit, conk, fail, buy the farm, bankrupt, hold up, develop, expose, break, analyze, fall apart, break in, snap off, snap, yield, work, cave in, wear, recrudesce
crumble, crumple, tumble, break down, collapse(verb)
"the building crumbled after the explosion"; "Negotiations broke down"
topple, crease, collapse, analyze, buckle, crack, crack up, rumple, cave in, fail, snap, twig, whirl, go bad, tumble, break up, decay, cotton on, give, crock up, knit, get wise, conk out, analyse, whirl around, fall apart, give out, crumble, cockle, catch on, go, fall in, get onto, wrinkle, break, crumple, pucker, die, decompose, get it, latch on, dissect, give way, crush, take apart, dilapidate, burst, lose it, crinkle, founder, tip
cause to fall or collapse
decompose, break up, break down(verb)
separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
rot, fragmentise, fragmentize, decompose, collapse, analyze, interrupt, conk out, crumple, crash, split up, pick, fail, snap, moulder, analyse, go bad, dismantle, break up, recess, decay, part, crock up, molder, sever, cut off, fragment, dissect, split, crumble, disperse, separate, disrupt, give out, dissipate, go, dissolve, give way, disintegrate, crack, disassemble, break apart, lose it, die, calve, scatter, resolve, take apart, dispel, adjourn, break, crack up, tumble, crush
break down, collapse(verb)
collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack
go, conk out, give way, crack up, founder, give, collapse, cave in, crush, dissect, analyse, break, take apart, die, lose it, snap, crumble, decompose, burst, break up, give out, tumble, crack, fall in, analyze, fail, crumple, crock up, go bad
English Synonyms and Antonyms
(of a machine or motor vehicle) suddenly cease to function.
"his van broke down"Submitted by rinat on August 19, 2019
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How to use break down in a sentence?
I haven't spoken to the public because I can't talk about my daughter. I can't control my emotions. I can't predict Craig Davis. I break down and I cry.
We can't do this well if Tesla and SolarCity are different companies, which is why we need to combine and break down the barriers inherent to being separate companies.
The risk to the downside is the greatest. If trade talks break down then we could head lower, probably a lot further, and the tech sector could be a leader to the downside.
That cold air thats hung around over the last four or five days, finally beginning to break down, this morning, our last really cold morning, temperatures getting more seasonal in the next couple of days.
On the plane we asked the pilots to fly faster because there is great urgency between the people of both countries to break down old barriers, to get to know each other, to form new and hopefully very deep friendships, while this peace was forged by its leaders, its overwhelmingly desired by the people.
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- zhroutit seCzech
- echarse a perder, transtornarse, desglosar, descomponerse, averiarse, fallarSpanish
- از کار افتادنPersian
- hajota, maatua, murtua, luhistuaFinnish
- analyser, craquer, tomber en panne, se décomposer, décomposerFrench
- felmondja a szolgálatotHungarian
- გაფუჭდა, მოიშალაGeorgian
- falen, kapotgaan, ontbinden, stukgaanDutch
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